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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016 Core

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Pages: 69 File Details: (PDF) 1013 KB
Date: May 17, 2018 Price A/B: Free
ISBN: 978-1-77109-705 Action: Download

Seniors use more drugs than any other age group on average, in large part due to a higher number of chronic conditions. The use of multiple drugs is associated with an increase in potentially inappropriate drug use and an increased risk of adverse drug reactions.

Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016 provides an in-depth look at the number and types of drugs prescribed to seniors in all 10 Canadian provinces and Yukon, as well as to seniors covered through the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB). More focused analyses examine potentially inappropriate drug use and drug use among seniors living in long-term care facilities. Results are disaggregated by sex, age and, where possible, neighbourhood income and geographic location (urban or rural/remote).

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016: Data Tables

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1 in 4 Canadian seniors prescribed 10 or more drugs

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016 Core

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Pages: 82 File Details: (PDF) 1598 KB
Date: May 17, 2018 Price A/B: Free
ISBN: 978-1-77109-706-2 Action: Download

Seniors use more drugs than any other age group on average, in large part due to a higher number of chronic conditions. The use of multiple drugs is associated with an increase in potentially inappropriate drug use and an increased risk of adverse drug reactions.

Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016 provides an in-depth look at the number and types of drugs prescribed to seniors in all 10 Canadian provinces and Yukon, as well as to seniors covered through the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB). More focused analyses examine potentially inappropriate drug use and drug use among seniors living in long-term care facilities. Results are disaggregated by sex, age and, where possible, neighbourhood income and geographic location (urban or rural/remote).

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, 2016: Data Tables

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1 in 4 Canadian seniors prescribed 10 or more drugs

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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada

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drugs@cihi.ca

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